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Health

China administers over 900m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Over 900 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China as of Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. The commission vowed to ensure a steady vaccine supply and continue to facilitate mass vaccination. China announced on June 3 that it had administered more than 700 million doses of vaccines, and has since administered another 200 million doses in less than two weeks’ time.

todayJune 15, 2021 2

Health

World Bank, AU to deploy vaccines for 400m Africans

The World Bank (WB) and the African Union (AU)’s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) have announced a decision to work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans. The pledge came after the president of the World Bank, David Malpass, met with the AVATT to discuss ways to accelerate vaccine deployment to Africa, according to a joint statement by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The AVATT […]

todayJune 15, 2021 3

World

Moments passengers subdue unruly flight attendant following request from captain.

Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight subdued an off-duty flight attendant who tried to commandeer the plane’s PA system. The Captain of the flight called on "all able-bodied men" to help subdue the flight attendant who was wearing a helmet and kneepads. The flight attendant was on leave when the incident happened on Friday, June 11. The frantic footage from inside Friday’s Delta Flight 1730 from Los Angeles to Atlanta shows several passengers and […]

todayJune 15, 2021 2

World

NATO warns China’s military ambitions threaten global order

Transatlantic security alliance, NATO for the first time has warnes China in its communique following it's summit in Brussels on Monday, June 14. NATO confronted China’s military ambitions for the first time, saying Beijing presents systemic challenges for the transatlantic security alliance. The communique marks a diplomatic victory for US President Joe Biden, who had urged the 30-member strong alliance to stand up to China’s burgeoning military, political and economic […]

todayJune 15, 2021 2

National

Twitter finally banned in Nigeria

The decision of Federal Government to ban the operations of microblogging site, Twitter in Nigeria has taken full effect.  This came up after citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the nation’s corporate existence as its reason for the action. A directive was, Friday night, given to telecommunication companies in the country to deactivate twitter by 12 midnight- an instruction that has now been fully […]

todayJune 5, 2021 8

Crime

Honour Killing: 47 year old Film director, Babak Khorranmdin murdered by his Iranian parents for not getting married

Who on earth kills a grown man who is made and willing to give back to the society? What kind of parent do we tag these? Where are we heading to? What do you know about honour killing? Honour killing is also known as "Shame killing" . It involves the use of violence and fear as a tool for maintaining control. It is the murder of an individual either an outsider or […]

todayMay 19, 2021 38

Education

Incredible: Meet 6 years old boy that got university admission

Joshua Beckford (born 2004) is the youngest person who was ever admitted to Oxford University. He was admitted at age 6 and was accepted to do a master class in Philosophy and History Research Project on the Plague of 1665 at Oxford University OLP on-line Learning Platform He took part in courses which were part of an online learning platform for gifted children and gained distinctions in both Philosophy and […]

todayMay 14, 2021 17

World

President Biden Officially Recognises 1915 Armenian Genocide

President Joe Biden officially recognised the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s on Saturday, April 24, 2021 becoming the first U.S. leader to ever call the mass killing a “genocide.” Saturday marks the annual Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, which recognises the Ottoman Empire’s killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians from a traumatic period that lasted sometime between 1915 and 1923. “Each year on this day, we remember the lives […]

todayApril 26, 2021

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